Bridal Tango

As they say, a picture tells a thousand words - a video even more! Here's a video of SoTango students Segolene and Sebastien who share their experience of preparing for and dancing their First Dance...


Why choose tango?

As tango is known as the dance of passion and romance, you couldn't pick a more perfect dance to perform on your wedding day.  Celebrate the occasion with the most romantic and connected dance in the world, and you will remember your special day forever!

What music to choose?

Some couples have their hearts set on a particular song "their song' that is often not tango music. Non-tango music is certainly possible as tango can be danced to almost any kind of music. Many contemporary songs do not fit so well with the structure of tango, but I think that if the message of the song is really important to the couple, we should adjust the dance to fit the song when necessary. Other bride and grooms prefer to dance to traditional tango music, of which we have an extensive collection from which to choose your perfect song! 

My approach

When I help couples prepare for their wedding dance, I plan the lowest possible stress level into the dance, so that it doesn't add to the general stress of their wedding day.

Learning tango is very good for a couple. It gives you an opportunity to learn a new and deeper way of communicating with each other. As your coach I will listen carefully to what each of you needs to find a dance that works for both of you.

The majority of bridal dances that I choreograph are only partially choreographed. Most people don't have the dance experience or brain capacity to deal with three minutes of choreography on top of the pressures of the big day!  

Instead, I teach up to four to six basic steps of tango and then get my couples to practice using these moves to the music and within the dimensions of the floor space on which they will be dancing on their wedding day. 

After establishing basic moves, we gradually add several fancy combinations that look nice and are memorised. In consultation with the couple I plan an entrance and an ending to the dance. I put most emphasis on the beginning and end of the dance - because it they go well, most couples (and the photographers) feel good about how the dance went. 

Our Bridal Tango services

SoTango bridal services include:
  • A series of private lessons covering tango moves and choreography. 
  • All instruction with Sophia - an Australian tango champion. 
  •  Your choice of song with as much or as little choreography as you like. 
  • Assistance with choosing your song from So Tango's vast collection of tangos - traditional and contemporary
  • Video links of moves taught, so you can easily practice between lessons.
  •  Advice on attire and shoes.
Where: Kingsford - easy for parking and public transport

When: Flexible. Lessons are available by appointment on week days and nights, weekend days and nights also available (but book early as these go quickly)

"Since 2001 I have prepared many couples to tango on their wedding day. It's actually one of the favourite parts of my work! 
Argentine tango is growing more and more popular as a bridal dance because it's such a beautiful partner dance and a real audience pleaser with it's inherent romance and drama. As Argentine Tango is based essentially on a walk it's easier than most people realise. If you can learn to walk to a regular beat while embracing your partner you can tango! It's a lot of fun to learn and a beautiful experience to share with your loved one." 
- Sophia de Lautour

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"Sophia taught us our wedding dance. The lessons were fun and challenging, she incorporated our ideas and wishes, and she prepared us really well for the big day! Would definitely recommend So Tango to anyone interested in learning tango." (Marlen Shonig)

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Marlen and Adrian - dress rehearsal!

For bookings and rates please contact SoTango